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A Game of Thrones : A Song of Ice & Fire series : Book 1 : Landscape Cover - George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice & Fire series : Book 1 : Landscape Cover


Published: 6th June 2014
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‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground’ Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . . all will play the Game of Thrones.


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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Original Story
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written


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    Comments about A Game of Thrones:

    Amazing, if you love the show you will love the book even more. So much more details included.

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    'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine

    'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... one of the greats of fantasy literature' SFX

    'The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian

    George R. R. Martin

    George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

    Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

    In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

    As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

    In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

    Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

    Visit George R. R. Martin's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780007548231
    ISBN-10: 0007548230
    Series: Song of Ice and Fire
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 912
    Published: 6th June 2014
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 5.0
    Weight (kg): 0.56